B-Boy Limping

Our Au Revoir Simone cover band

Reviewers have the gross tendency to refer to Au Revoir Simone’s Heather D’Angelo, Erika Forster, and Annie Hart as some sort of magical three-headed wet-dream-inducing synth-pop siren. Sure, they harmonize, have similar haircuts, and sometimes speak in the plural “we.” And maybe they have a little bit of a Lisbon girls vibe about them. But to see them perform is to recognize three distinct styles, none of which are suicidal. And none of which, thank god, are Kirsten Dunst.

To pay homage to these ladies I’m starting an Au Revoir Simone cover band that exists only on this blog. We don’t play instruments or anything, we just wear the ‘stache and occasionally go to Au Revoir Simone concerts.

Okay fine, we’re not really a cover band. We’re more like three ladies with an affinity for a purple stuffed mustache who had a little bit of sangria and went to ONE Au Revoir Simone concert at the Bowery Ballroom last Saturday.

Anyway, we’re called Hello Simon.

The players:


Sasha will play Erika, the quiet one. She writes songs about babies and home design which, thanks to her, Hello Simon has the market cornered on. Hit song: “Your Carpets Don’t Match Your Drapes But Your Man Parts Are Appealing.” And my personal favorite: “Let’s Watch Project Runway And Make A Baby.” Just because I’ve actually said it.


Kari’ll play Annie, the “wacky” one. She wears her sunglasses at night and is the spokesperson for the group. We like it when she does interviews for us because she answers every question with “Are you talkin’?” Then she kicks the interviewer in the nuts and shouts “Not any more!”


And Dan’s Yankees shirt is standing in for me/Heather. I’m the demure one. It’s my blog, so deal with it.

And ta-da, the actual band:


You’d think three separate gals would mean three times as much wet dream fodder for reviewers, no? And isn’t that a good thing?


Heather, Erika, and Annie of Au Revoir Simone.

I Thought You Were My Boyfriend
June 28, 2009, 10:34 am
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Astoria, 6/28
June 28, 2009, 9:02 am
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June 27, 2009, 2:24 pm
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Janeane Garofolo and Paul F. Tompkins

at the 92YTribeca. Thursday, June 18th.



Some things I know about Janeane Garofolo:

1) You need to call a bitch if you wanna get a hold of her.  She doesn’t have an email account.
2) She doesn’t drink alcohol, but swears by the white hot chocolate at MarieBelle (which, if you look at the website, doesn’t seem to exist, but I’ll take her word for it.)

“You have to go. You have to go, where are you right now? Will you promise me at some point you’ll go to MarieBelle?”
“Okay, I will.”
Janeane: “It’s so precious it’s worth it’s weight in gold.
Promise me at some point you will find yourself over at MarieBelle’s.”
Me: “Okay, fine, I’ll go right now… Oh, I just dropped the phone.” (This actually happened.)

3) She loves Indian Row (6th St.). Also, Italian food. And,
4) She is awesome.

So like, yeah, she and I are pretty much best friends. For more with Ms. Garofolo, check out her 21 Questions.

Also, R.I.P Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins.

yes, i went to a better than ezra show on Friday
June 20, 2009, 9:16 pm
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And here’s why: 8th grade. Don’t pretend you don’t know.


And you know what else? I have their signed poster hanging on the wall of my childhood bedroom. Yeah, I’ll admit it. But the reason why? That’s something you’ll have to buy me a drink to find out.

They played a good portion of oldies (Good! Porcelain! That other one!), some covers, and for some reason Eli and Peyton Manning were there. Along with a lot of drunk people from Long Island.

Oh, nostalgia.

No one did better reporting from Bonnaroo…

…than Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

“You’ve gone from ‘Check Your Head’ to check your prostate.” hahaha…awww.

This clip was picked for obvious reasons. See the first half of the interview (worth it just for the TV on the Radio bit) here.

Metric at T5, June 17th
June 20, 2009, 7:05 pm
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Erin C.


The blurry band.


The afterparty.

Someone’s YouTube vid from the show. I love that Emily was nostalgic for Fez.

this picture is kind of hot
June 19, 2009, 1:33 pm
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Sasha Baren Cohen as Bruno.


[via BWE]

new gossip video
June 15, 2009, 4:12 pm
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“Heavy Cross” from the forthcoming Music for Men.

Searcy in the hooouuuusssseee….

Commentary coming soon.